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William C. Burr
  • Born: 1772, Providence RI
  • Marriage (1): Anna Olney on 31 Mar 1793
  • Died: 24 Nov 1810, Providence RI

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark

  • Sugar tongs, 1790-1800
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 10
    l: 6 7/16"
    wt: 1 oz, 10 dwt
  • He was a partner in 1792-1810 with Ezekiel Burr in Providence RI as E. & W. BURR 3
  • Advertised in the Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 8 Dec 1792, reporting partnership with his brother will carry on "the Business of Gold and Silversmith in its various branches a few doors south of the Baptist Meeting House."
  • Advertised in the United States Gazette (Providence RI), 3 Jan 1793, with his brother Ezekiel, "Informs the public that they carry on the business of gold- and silversmiths in its various branches a few doors south of the Baptist Meeting House, and directly opposite Capt. Richard Jackson's where they have for sale; silver spoons of different kinds and sizes, gold necklaces and a variety of plated buckles." 3
  • Providence RI, 1797-1803: active in Fire Company. 18
  • Appointed in 1801 as Surveyor of Highways in Providence RI 3
  • Appointed in 1801 as Constable in Providence RI 3
  • Nov 1810: his death notice in Providence Gazette says he was buried with Masonic Honors in his 38th year. 3

William married Anna Olney on 31 Mar 1793. (Anna Olney was born in 1775 and died on 9 Nov 1843 in Providence RI.)

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